Freek Vermeulen
London Business School
BusinessEconomicsMarketingManagementPublic relations
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#1Xu Li (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)
#2Freek Vermeulen (LBS: London Business School)H-Index: 13
Common wisdom suggests that high-risk strategies will be associated with high expected returns, and vice versa. Focusing on the effect of new-product development on firm performance, in this paper ...
#1Freek VermeulenH-Index: 13
#1Amandine Ody-Brasier (Yale University)H-Index: 1
#2Freek Vermeulen (LBS: London Business School)H-Index: 13
Over time, markets evolve into particular structures, with clearly defined roles in terms of who does what. When a firm ventures beyond these established roles, it often gets punished by its exchan...
Aferrarse a una estrategia que tuvo exito en el pasado sin tener en cuenta que, a lo mejor, no es lo mas ade-cuado para el momento presente o para el futuro –lo que se conoce como espiral de compromiso– es uno de los errores mas frecuentes de un lider. Para evitarlo, el primer paso es detectar lo que esta sucediendo, aten-diendo a las senales de peli-gro, y entender que es lo que motiva a alguien para tirar adelante con un pro-yecto que esta fracasando.
Los incentivos economicos, aunque importantes, no suelen ser suficientes para lograr que los empleados de una organizacion se impliquen al maximo en su trabajo y mejoren su productivi-dad. Y es que tener un proposito claro, una finalidad, juega aqui un papel de-terminante. Pero ?estamos seguros de que los trabajadores entienden cual es ese proposito? Para conseguirlo, la clave esta en hacer que este sea plau-sible (que este al alcance, que no sea demasiado idealista), que tenga carac-ter permane...
#1Daniel M. CableH-Index: 42
#2Freek VermeulenH-Index: 13
The article looks at four organizational-design interventions that can help employees find meaning in their work. It is said that perceptive leaders can find ways to form deeper connections between any worker and his or her customers. Work becomes more meaningful when people know that their actions are noticed and appreciated. Andrew Carton of Wharton School said the personal connection to a meaningful common goal boosted employees' coordination and collective enthusiasm.
Many organizations use some form of visual frameworks for the purpose of sense-making. These frameworks are used to communicate their actions and intentions to stakeholders. We examine the effect of such frameworks in the context of acquisitions. Particularly, we theorize that the stock market’s reaction to acquisition announcements is moderated by the use of visualizations. We argue that visualizations help create clarity for investors, resulting in more positive reactions in the stock market, ...
#1Freek Vermeulen (LBS: London Business School)H-Index: 13
Research Summary This paper develops an inheritance theory explaining the diffusion and persistence of detrimental management practice. Received wisdom, in both management theory and practice, would suggest that a practice that lowers the life expectancy of adopting firms, over time, will vanish because it puts those firms at a competitive disadvantage. In this paper, I challenge this view. I develop a conceptual model that details how a practice that lowers the survival chances of adopting orga...
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#1Freek VermeulenH-Index: 13
Have you ever wondered why most newspapers are so large? Or why management consultants work such long hours? Or why hotels still insist on having check-in desks? Ask anyone in these industries, and their answer will be the same: "That’s the way we’ve always done it." "Best practices" may be widespread, but that doesn't mean they're effective. In many instances the opposite is true: best practices can be outdated, harmful, and a hindrance to innovation. These bad practices are all too common in o...
#1Freek VermeulenH-Index: 13
#2Niro SivanathanH-Index: 17
People have a tendency to stick to an existing course of action, no matter how irrational. In the management literature, this is known as an escalation of commitment, and in nearly every academic case study on the demise of a former industry leader, it played a major role. The story of the British music company HMV—whose managing director dismissed downloadable music as “just a fad”—is a classic example. Escalation of commitment is explained by a number of mutually reinforcing biases, among them...